Shopping for the holidays
I’m not thinking about Christmas catalogues, free shipping offers or Black Friday hours. I’m still on Thanksgiving, and it has to do with food. I’ve been poring through cookbooks, clipping recipes from the paper, and making lists. The troops are descending next Wednesday morning, and they’re all staying here, so Thanksgiving dinner isn’t the only meal I’ll be making. I have to keep bellies filled for four days, and my shopping list keeps growing. There are the unusual suspects – fruit, salad makings, cold cuts, bread, eggs. There are also a bunch of staples we don’t usually buy:
Turkey. Duh. I just bought a full 12-pounder and two 4-pound breasts.
Breakfast cereal. We never eat it, but my grandkids do.
Frozen waffles. Ditto the above.
Milk. You got your whole milk, your skimmed milk, your 2% milk, and your Lactaid.
Bars. We’re talking granola here. They’re like bandaids between meals.
Hot chocolate. Do I dare buy K-cups?
Whipped cream. Chocolate and caramel sauce. Rainbow sprinkles.
Frozen yogurt. To go with the above. The shop down the street has the best.
Chicken nuggets. Mac ‘n Cheese. Hoodsies. Don’t know what Hoodsies are? They’re little ice cream cups, half vanilla, half chocolate, a New England specialty, and yummy.
What did I forget?
Two things, actually.
First, Breaking Dawn. We’re all total Twi-hards, so the guy who pulls the short straw will babysit the kids Friday night while the rest of us go to the late show. I’m dying to see this one. The previews are amazing. They’ve broken the last book into two movies, and this is the first. We’re all taking bets about where it’ll end.
Second, Evie’s Rose Hat – you know, the one I blogged about last time. I finally typed up the pattern. Here it is.